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Thursday September 13th 2007 (7 years ago)
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Hatches facts

Published: Thursday September 13th 2007 (7 years ago)
Updated: Thursday September 13th 2007, 11:45PM
by Martin Joergensen

A few more facts about the new Hatches magazine

In my blog post from earlier today, I expressed some uncertainty about the new magazine "Hatches". Luckily our blog gets read by the right people, and Will Mullis, one of the editors of the magazine, dropped me a mail, setting some things straight and explaining the setup of the publication:

I see there were a few facts that you didn't know about the magazine and I thought I would take the time to fill you in. The postage is included in the price of the magazine and at this time we are only planning on publishing one issue per year. We chose to focus on quality over quantity. If in the future we can publish a magazine of the same quality more frequently we will but at this time we are choosing to take our time, do it right and publish something our readers will enjoy. That is why we are only selling the premiere issue right now instead of offering subscriptions.

So it's only one issue per year. Bummer!
And the price if just 7 US$ for the magazine all included. Great!

Definitely worth checking out and supporting.

New magazine

Published: Thursday September 13th 2007 (7 years ago)
Updated: Thursday September 13th 2007, 8:36AM
by Martin Joergensen

It's not often that new fly tying magazines see the light of day. Hatches is such a new magazine.

Dedicated fly tying magazines are few and far apart. I can actually only think of "Fly Tyer" right now plus a few privately published newsletters . Most other fly fishing magazines are just that: mostly about fishing, and a whole lot of the magazines available don't even focus on fly fishing, but have a much wider general angling scope.

Because of this I was pleasantly surprised when I opened a mail from GFF contributor Chris de Plato, namedropping a new magazine called "Hatches".

Judging from its web site and the magazine's subtitle "Practical & Artistic Fly Tying", Hatches seems to be a hardcore fly tuing magazine. It features a bunch of articles by a large number of fly tyers - amongst those a couple of GFF contribtors, including Chris himself. The magazine is published by Gretchen and Al Beatty in cooperation with Will Mullis and Nick Pujic.

The web site hatchesmagazine.com has been online for more than a year, but turining the online magazine into a print ditto is a novelty. The magazine is 7 US$ on the cover and can be ordered online. I have no idea about postage or subscription rates - not to mention the frequence of the magazine.

But I will be looking forward to seeing the first issue and hope that this new initiative will be a success for the publishers.